There is no easy way to have a successful career. One can not just float down the river. Usiere Uko has recognized this. He says that, many take “work smarter, not harder” to mean that there is a lazy way to achieve success. If you tried short cuts before, you know that nothing could be further from the truth. There is no lazy route to the top. For sure, effort can be wasted if not applied intelligently. Working smart should be the norm. Hard work comes into play within the context of working smart. Without hard work, you cannot go far.
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